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Old 08-14-2009, 12:27 PM
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ok, im not shure if it is safe to use my old stands any more. they are regular stands for people up to 250 lbs. i dont weigh 250 but im probably pushing 220lbs. what do you guys think? can i use my old stands? or should i get a big boy stand?
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:18 PM
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How old are your stands? If they are not to old and you are comfortable why spend the money.If your lookin for an excuse to tell the wife to get a new stand I think all of us understand that one. Otherwise I would do what you feel is safe, ultimately you have to sit in them not us.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:51 PM
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If they're still sturdy and not ready to fall apart then use it. I think you will be alright with the weight.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:14 PM
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no i dont need any ecuses to buy new stands. if mine are safe im happy with them. i just wanted to make shure i dident need a fat boy stand.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:00 PM
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As long as there in good shape they ought to be fine.. The 220 isnt going to be a problem.. Your not quite to fat boy status yet.. Most dudes i hunt with are over 250 and they use the same stands that I use rated for 250 and under..
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:15 PM
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Hey guys stop making fun of me. My belly is just a fuel tank for a love machine (Bucks, Bass, and Beer) I love them all.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:35 PM
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If the stand starts talking back to you as your climbing, its time to replace it
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:59 PM
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I got onr stand with a 250 rating and one with a 350 rating (both are face the tree stands) I am right at 275 lbs and + gear and I like the way the 250 sets best so I use it most of the time with out any problem yet
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:07 PM
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cool. im just going to stick with the ones i got. i just wanted to make shure i was going to be safe.
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